Realizing Russia’s Potential
Panel discussion
Pavilion 8, Hall 8.3

Persisting economic uncertainty in Europe and perceived political risks in Russia have contributed to capital flight and weakening FDI trends. However, the Russian real estate sector has proven more resilient, and the government has committed to redoubling efforts to improve the investment climate and increase FDI in Russia. What immediate steps should be taken to shore up the investment climate, and how might such measures impact investment in large-scale developments and real estate projects?

Veniamin Golubitsky , President, KORTROS

Drew Guff , Managing Director, Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Alexey Repik , President, Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia)
Irina Makieva , Deputy Chair, Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)
Elena Nikolaeva , First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Housing Policy and Utilities Services, State Duma of the Russian Federation
Stephen Peel , Managing Partner, Head of Asia, TPG Capital
Mikhail Semenov , Chief Executive Officer, Renova StroyGroup
Steven Wayne , President, Chief Executive Officer, Jensen Group
Natasha Khanjenkova , Managing Director, The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)


Key moments

If an investor comes to do business and wants eventually to make money, there is nowhere better than Russia in the immediate area.
Mikhail Semenov
Demand in Russia [in the real-estate sector] is very significant; it is a long-term and fundamental demand.
Lev Pucshansky